Leave No Child Inside — Forthcoming Events in June in the Chicago Region

Chicago Wilderness and its member organizations announce the 2013 Leave No Child Inside Month. Coming up are a wide range of large collaborative events and individual programs throughout the month of June. As noted by Chicago Wilderness, “Children and adults can participate in the wide array of family-friendly events such as birdwatching from a canoe, catch and release fishing, playing in the mud, and many more activities designed to nurture the children’s sense of wonder and discovery.”

A list of events taking place follows. Readers may visit the LNCI Month webpage or this interactive map of the LNCI Month events.

2013 Leave No Child Inside Events

Prairie Pedal Sunday, May 19, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake, IL

Family Field Day at St. James FarmSaturday, May 25, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM St. James Farm, Warrenville, IL

Family Adventure Day: Leave No Child Inside Kick-OffSaturday, June 1, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Northerly Island

What 2 Know B4 U Go!Saturday, June 1, 1:00 to 4:00 PMJurica-Suchy Nature Museum, Benedictine University

Families Grow Together: Magical Container GardeningSaturday, June 1, 9:00 to 10:30 AMMorton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

Urban Bird CelebrationSaturday, June 1, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

Life Under a Log 
Saturday, June 1, 1:30 PM River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, IL

Take a Hike!Saturday, June 1, 8:30 to 10:00 AM
 Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

Learn and Preserve Nature
 Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Skokie Lagoons

National Get Outdoors Day Picnic and Open House at Dunes Learning CenterSaturday, June 8, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Dunes Learning Center, Chesterton, IN

Things That Make You Go…Saturday, June 1, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Red Oaks Nature Center, Batavia, IL

Beaubien Woods Celebration & Environmental DaySaturday, June 8, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Beaubien Woods Picnic Pavilion, Chicago, IL

Family Twilight AdventuresSaturday, June 8, 6:00 to 8:00 PM or Friday, June 14, 7:00 to 9:00 PMMorton Arboretum, Lisle, IL

Family Overnights on the FarmFriday, June 7, 6:00 PM to Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM
McDonald Farm, Naperville, IL

Family Fishing DaySaturday, June 8, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PMLake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Garden

Serosun Farms Leave No Child Inside Celebration
 Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM Serosun Farms, Hampshire, IL

Mud Stew: A Play Date for Kids and Their Adults
 Saturday, June 8, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Nature Play Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

CUAS StarwatchSaturday, June 8, 8:30 PM to 12:00 AM Activity Center, Middle Fork River Forest Preserve

Bat FestivalSaturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2013 12:00 to 5:00 PMThe Grove, Glenview, IL

Explore the ForestSunday, June 9, 12:00 to 4:00 PM Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills, IL

Fermilab Family Outdoor Fair
 Sunday, June 9, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Fermilab Lederman Science Center, Batavia, IL

The Un-Buried Treasure Hunt 
Sunday, June 16, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, IL

Sleep Under the Skyscrapers: Outdoor CampoutFriday, June 21 Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

Summer Solstice HikeFriday, June 21, 8:00 to 9:00 AM Red Oaks Nature Center, Batavia, IL

Children’s Garden CampoutFriday, June 21, 6:30 PM to Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM 
The Morton Arboretum

Get Outside and Grow: Families Together in NatureSaturday, June 22, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Glacial Park’s Lost Valley Visitor Center

Saturday Morning Families on the FarmSaturday, June 22, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM McDonald Farm, Naperville, IL

Get Out and Go! Family Treasure Hunt!Sunday, June 23, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 Registration takes place at Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Avenue, Glenview, IL

Take Me FishingSaturday, June 29, 9:00 to 11:00 AM 
Walnut Hill Shelter, Homer Lake Forest Preserve

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